Minister Basil Rajapaksa is determined to dismantle all illegal constructions. The Minister pointed out that various strategies had been adopted to prove the legality of many such constructions.
The Minister said those who have put up illegal buildings secure power connections and demands assessment numbers visiting local bodies. Thereafter they secure water supplies and finally get a deed. He said this should come to a halt. As people’s representatives they are bound to safeguard citizens who adhere to laws and regulations and not to safeguard those who flout laws.
The Minister was addressing the Wattala Regional Development Committee meeting. Minister Rajapaksa made clarifications on the development schemes mooted in the Gampaha District. Many people’s representatives were present.